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Updated: Swimmer rescued in sea drama
A YOUNG swimmer was pulled from the water at Southend seafront after getting into difficulty.
The police helicopter carried out a seafront search over Southend at about 5pm and was replaced by the RAF search and rescue helicopter shortly afterwards.
The swimmer, who was in the water in between Pebbles Two cafe and the Sealife Centre, was pulled from the sea by three young rescuers.
He was fully conscious but stretchered off the beach and taken to Southend Hospital by ambulance for further care.
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